Upset customer threatens McDonald’s drive-thru worker with gun, police say

Posted at 3:02 PM, Jun 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-18 15:18:14-04

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — Police hope to identify a man accused of waving a gun at a McDonald’s drive-thru worker. Police in Fredericksburg released a photo of the man involved in the June 16 incident. It all started, police said, when the man tried to place an order and a woman in the car started talking as well.

“The employee asked via the intercom that only one person talk at a time so he could hear the order. The order gets placed and [the suspect] drives around to the next window where the money is exchanged,” a Fredericksburg Police spokesperson said. “He says something to the employee that indicates he didn’t like what the employee said to him over the intercom, the employee says something back trying to mitigate the situation, and then [the suspect] pulls out a handgun and waves it around in a threatening manner.”

The girl in the car got upset with the suspect, got out the car and stormed off across the parking lot, police said. The suspect drove off after her, without his food. He was last seen in a silver Toyota with a possible partial tag of 7915.

Police described the suspect as a black male in his mid 20s. He wore a black baseball cap and had a small goatee. Anyone with information about this man was asked to call the Fredericksburg Police Department at 540-373-3122.



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